Friday, January 25, 2013

Lutosławski Centennial - Complete Chronological Catalogue on Spotify

"One of the 20th-century's great symphonists, Lutoslawski created an impressive, always progressing body of music in the most difficult of circumstances. As the commander of a military radio station, he was captured by the invading Germans at the beginning of World War II. He escaped, and survived the occupation by playing piano duos in Warsaw cafes, including his Variations on a Theme of Paganini. In 1949 his Symphony No. 1 was the first Polish work to be denounced as formalist by Stalinist cultural politicians. In reaction, Lutoslawski wrote public works based on folk material, while continuing to develop a more personal language privately. In the cultural thaw following Stalin's death, Lutoslawski became a major international figure, renowned for innovations in form and performing techniques and a consistently eloquent personal voice." - LA Phil


Get this collection in one Spotify playlist here: Witold Lutosławski - Complete Chronological Catalogue (187 tracks, total time: 12 hours). Ctrl (CMD) + G to browse in album view. Program notes here.

Happy 100th birthday.

27 comments:

  1. Another person may be willing to Free Spotify Premium pay for a live edition with extended tracks.

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  2. Where are you????

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  3. Missing ulysses classical playlists. Everything ok?

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  4. Yeah, hope everything is okay.

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  5. I would like to know as well. I am a big fan!

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  6. Yes I'm wondering is this still going? It's an amazing resource.

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  7. Me too.

    Looks like you are still updating your Playlists in Spotify.

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  8. It's pretty obvious that this blog is as dead as most of the composers featured in it...

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  9. Ulysses' most recent tweet (@spotifyclassical) may be of interest to those posting here.

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  10. Well, inspired to make my own spotify classical music blog:
    http://classicalspotify.blogspot.nl
    Hope that Ulysses be back soon!
    Rolf

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